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The Exorcist TV show trailer won't make you cross

Crosses? Check. Posession? Check? Levitation? That's here too. No pea soup just yet but this is only two minutes of Fox's upcoming Exorcist TV show so that might literally pop up later. As will become clear when you watch the trailer, this isn't just an episodic version of William Friedkin's horror masterclass. For one, Geena Davis' daughter is much older than Reagan - neatly side stepping the 21st century moral outrage that would probably cause - and this is the tale of two different priests.

Father Tomas - played by Alfonso Herrera - represents the new face of the Catholic church in his Chicago suburb, while Ben Daniel's Father Marcus Brennan is a modern day Templar Knight so the pair have a slightly different attitude to things. Nonetheless they find themselves having to unite when Davis' Angela Rance starts hearing voices in the walls and claims a demon wants her daughter. This looks like it's been through the Blumhouse school of horror - and there's a very Rec-like sequence in the attic - but that might not be a bad thing. Add in the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rupert Wyatt and of course Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and this could be really interesting when it arrives on Fox in Fall this year. 

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Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.